A lip care product that would actually take good care of your lips instead of the vicious cycle that most of those store bought tubes of stuff usually produce. That was our goal. The object was not to keep the product as cheap as possible, bc after all, the tube would last a long time anyway, so what was a difference of a dollar over the course of a month or two, if it really worked? So, instead of the usual ingredients we looked long and hard at nice ingredients. (We do that even for our soap, much more so our leave on products!)
Oils and Butters:
Quite honestly we wanted to formulate the very best lip product possible! We often saw Coconut Oil as a lip balm ingredient and knew that wasn’t a good choice, although it was cheaper…but cheap wasn’t our goal. Actually making your lips soft was! So Shea Butter. Mango Butter, Cherry Kernel, Meadowfoam and Rosehip Oils…oh yeah!
Beeswax was the first, and obvious choice. But what form to use? Cera Belina wax can be used as it is incredibly soft, but that didn’t meet our criteria as it is not completely natural. So, natural Beeswax it was.
Natural Vitamin E
Natural is the most important factor here. The synthetic form of Vitamin E is a common sensitizer and should be avoided! Vitamin E, in its natural form is an antioxidant, and known to be good for the skin. Now, having said that anything can be an irritant to some people. After all, poison ivy is natural?, but we sure wouldn’t want to use it on our skin!
While we are at it, why would we add a synthetic “flavoring agent” to a lip product? We wouldn’t. But, having said that you do need to know that Peppermint is not considered a safe ingredient for young children, but several places say Spearmint may be safer for younger children. Here is one example, among many. Make your own decision, but we do not recommend Peppermint, or Citrus Lovers for young children.
California residents: Peppermint Oil contains naturally-occuring pulegone. Dermal contact, inhalation, or ingestion of this chemical is known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Directions for use: Apply to lips at first sign of dryness. For severely dry lips apply and massage into lips. Repeat every 15 minutes until relief is felt, usually within an hour. Please not that lip products are NOT a substitute for proper hydration.
Children: Keep out of the reach of small children. For children under the age of 6, please select Unscented or Spearmint variety. For children under 3 please select unscented. Do not use on babies or small children without checking with their health care practitioner.
Product Type: Natural Lip Product